LATEST NEWS - THE 'BREXIT' VOTE
Following the 'leave' vote in the EU referendum there are, of course, likely to be changes in immigration rules. But nothing has changed yet and the new rules are likely to take many months to put in place. Be assured that the housing rights website will be updated with any changes as soon as they happen. Check our home pages for England and Wales or Scotland regularly to ensure you know when changes occur. In the meantime easily understood guidance (pdf) for EU citizens already in the UK is available from the Aire Centre.SYRIAN REFUGEES
Look at What's New for information on refugees and how your organisation can help.CHANGES TO THE HOUSING RIGHTS WEBSITE
Recent changes include new pages for Irish and British nationals. We have had support from ARHAG, Innisfree and Tamil Community Housing Associations to revamp the website.
The housing rights website aims to provide accurate information to recent arrivals and to advisers in Scotland about entitlements to housing, based on people's immigration status.
If you're a housing adviser and you want information about the housing rights of new arrivals, please look first at the relevant pages below and the links to the legal provisions. For further help on common problems met by advisers, please click here.
Click here for information about Housing Rights in England & Wales.
The website has detailed information for different categories of new arrival. Please note:
- a 'new arrival' may fall into more than one category so you may need to check different pages
- we have tried to keep the language as simple as possible - but you can find the meaning of terms such as 'European Economic Area' on the relevant pages.
The categories of new arrival are described below and can also be seen by clicking the tabs at the top of each page.